In the game, Spot It!, each of the 55 cards have eight pictures and any two cards have exactly one picture in common. It may be easy to spot the similarity between two given cards, but how easily is this game created? In the April 2015 edition of Math Horizons, Burkard Polster wrote "The Intersection Game" to address that question. This talk will present how to build Spot It! decks and vaiations using point-line geometry, projective planes, t- (v,k,λ) designs.
Math 450 Presents
The Mathematics Behind Spot It!
by Grace McCourt
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Come join us! All are Welcome.